Complete Guide on How to Fix iPhone Live Photos Not Working

2023-03-28 14:46:59/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

What is iPhone Live Photos? It is a feature of iPhone 6S or newer, iOS 9 or newer. It allows users to take a 3-second audio with iPhone or turn frame photos into audio-visual images. Most users like to use this feature cause it can make the photos be dynamic rather than static. They can also use it to be the wallpaper of the device. However, some users report that they often fail to use this feature and wish to get the solutions. That's why we write this post.

This tutorial will provide several methods for you to fix iPhone Live Photos not working issue. Just read and get the one you need.

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1. Live Photos Do Not Show in Photos App

People cannot see the Live photos in Photos application could be one of the most common Live Photos problems. Some users say that they are not able to find the mini they have taken just now in Photos app and the photos do not appear even after they press hard on screen using 3D touch. In this case, you can check two settings on your device to settle the problem.

Solutions 1: Enable and Use Live Photos Correctly on iPhone

- Launch Camera application on your iPhone and tap on the live button to enable the Live Photos. Here, the feature is working well only when the button is yellow.

- Click on the "Capture" button to start taking live photos. During the process, you need to hold your iPhone steady and do not move it until the live icon disappears from the screen.

take live photos on iphone

- Finally use the 3D touch on your iPhone to view the live photos.

Solution 2: Disable Low Power Mode

- Option 1. Go to Settings> Battery to find out the "Low Power Mode" option. Then slip the slider to turn the mode off.

turn off low power mode

- Option 2. Charge your iPhone to turn off the Low Power mode.

2. No Sound from Live Photos

Sometimes you would be able to take a live photos but find that there is no any sound in it when you check the picture. In this case, you also have two possibilities: turn on mute button or the iPhone speaker does not work. For checking these two settings, you can try the methods below.

Solution 1: Turn off the Mute Button

You can check the "mute" button is turned on or not from the left side of your device. If it is on, just turn it back off.

disable iphone mute mode

Solution 2: Check the iPhone Speaker

If the mute haven't been turned on, you need to check the speaker of your iPhone. You can launch the Music app and play a song to see whether there is any sound appear. If not, that means your iPhone sound is not working and you need to fix it.

3. Unable to Start Live Photos on iPhone

It is possible that you are even not capable of starting the feature. This might be caused by the software conflict or insufficient storage space. Therefore, you can reboot your device or clean your phone to fix the problem.

Solution 1: Reboot Your Phone

Restarting your device would be an almighty method to fix most problems of iPhone. You only need to press and hold the Home and Power button and wait until the screen goes blank. After a few minutes, you can press and hold the Power button once again to restart the device.

restart iphone

Solution 2: Free Up Your Device

To clean your iPhone, the most common way is to delete the useless or undesired files from iPhone.

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Alleny Gavin
Alleny GavinChief Editor
A chief editor at MobiKin, brings over a decade of experience in technical writing and holds a B.A. in English Literature. With a background as a Project Manager in the IT industry, he has authored 1000+ articles on, offering expert solutions for iOS issues. Gavin, a tech enthusiast, effortlessly recommends software with passion and extensive expertise in smartphones and software.
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